Liverpool Echo

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The Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo logo.svg
Type Daily
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Trinity Mirror
Editor Alistair Machray
Founded 1879
Political alignment Centre-left
Headquarters Post & Echo Building, Old Hall Street, Liverpool
Circulation 47,862
Website liverpoolecho.co.uk

The Liverpool Echo is a newspaper published by Trinity Mirror based in Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is published Monday to Sunday, and is Liverpool's daily newspaper. Until 13 January 2012 it had a sister morning paper, the Liverpool Daily Post. It has an average daily circulation of 44,427.[1]

Historically the newspaper was published by the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo Ltd.

The editor is Alastair Machray, who has previously edited the Welsh edition of the Daily Post.

In 1879 the Liverpool Echo was published as a cheaper sister paper to the Liverpool Daily Post. From its inception until 1917 the newspaper cost a halfpenny. It is now 75p Monday to Friday, £1.10 on Saturday and 70p on Sunday.

The limited company expanded internationally and in 1985 was restructured as Trinity Holdings Plc. The two original newspapers had just previously been re-launched in tabloid format.

A special Sunday edition of the Echo was published on 16 April 1989, for reporting on the previous day's Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool F.C. fans were fatally injured at the FA Cup semi-final tie in Sheffield. Every single one of the 75,000 copies printed was sold.[2]

In 1999 Trinity merged with Mirror Group Newspapers to become Trinity Mirror, the largest stable of newspapers in the country.

On 7 January 2014 it was announced that a regular Sunday edition of the paper would be launched. The Sunday Echo is "a seventh day of publication, not an independent product," according to the paper.[3]

The circulation as of July to December 2016 is 44,427 a day, down -16.2% year on year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayhew, Freddy (25 August 2016). "Regional daily ABCs: North and Midlands titles hit hardest as print sales in overall decline". Press Gazette. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  2. ^ MacArthur, Brian (23 April 1989). "How Every Picture Told a Different Story of Tragedy; Hillsborough Football Disaster". Sunday Times. London – via Gale. (Subscription required (help)). A special Sunday edition of the Liverpool Echo sold all 75,000 copies. 
  3. ^ "Liverpool Echo to Launch Sunday Echo on January 19". Liverpool Echo. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: 53°24′33.6″N 2°59′40.4″W / 53.409333°N 2.994556°W / 53.409333; -2.994556